Back in Black: An a-list Novel Style
Point of View
The novel takes a traditional approach to narration with a third-person and limited point of view. What makes the point of view different, however, is its inclusion of a variety of different views in different sections, leading to a more omniscient view. Though each character's thoughts are not available for every episode, the reader sees particular episodes through one character's point of view at a time, leading to an overall objective view of the experiences. For example, while Sam may think about how fat she is and how much she hates her body, this is mitigated by Anna's thoughts that she looks good in certain outfits, or is too hard on herself. Because of the variety of story lines that the novel contains, the book switches back-and-forth among characters. If one person can be said to be the novel's "heroine," it is probably Anna, as...